Athens Travel Guide

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Athens Things to Do

  • Head to Court Street.

    Court Street is the main drag in downtown Athens. As I mentioned, this is a fantastic walking town, so park that car and take a stroll. There is only several blocks in the heart of the city so walking is easy. Everything you need and want is here, but with a bohemian college town edge. Great restaurants and bars, (both sports pubs and hip live...

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  • Ohio University campus stroll

    Taking a stroll through a beautiful College Campus is one of my favorite pastimes. Especially if you are a Photography buff like myself. The campus is big enough to be interesting, but small enough will you won't get lost. The campus is divided into sections called 'Greens'. It is a pretty campus with plenty of greenery and red brick architecture...

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  • Visit the Malaysian Museum at O.U.

    There is a museum at Ohio University. It's a Malaysian museum. Some of the valuable artifacts from Malaysia are brought to this university. There is a partnership between the government of Malaysia and Ohio University that has been going on for years since the government of Malaysia are sending their government scholars to O.U. to advance their...

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Athens Restaurants

  • A classic college town sports pub

    This is a decent place that serves your basic pub grub in a college town. I had the cheeseburger, which was ok. I have had better and I have had worse. I believe the purpose for places like this though is not the food but the atmosphere, and to get hammered at game time. This is the place for the young or young at heart, who want to pound beer by...

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  • Great hot dog dive

    If you are in the need for a quick hotdog or sausage dog, try this awesome local legend. A real dive, but with lots of characher. There are only a few tables inside, but who cares? This is run and gun food with a local, funky vibe. Excellent, huge dogs baby!! Every type of condiment combination in the world is created here. Fun and cheap, the two...

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Athens Warnings and Dangers

  • by carlsplace Written Oct 13, 2005

    when drinking in athens ....be aware.....although it is a college town...remember...you are in appalachia....you are surrrounded by pickup driving hillbillys......although many hillbillys are good natured and little different than you or i...except for the lack of formal schooling...when drinking they can become "mean as a snake"...to quote the local culture.....remember that phrases like "trailerpark trash" and "dumber than a box of rocks" are to be avoided at all costs....enjoy your athens weekend

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Athens Off The Beaten Path

  • Ohio's Smallest Church: Healing Chapel

    In far eastern end of Athens County, just west of the town of Coolville, you will see a sign pointing off U.S. 50 on County Road 63, to "Ohio’s Smallest Church," The tiny 10X14 foot structure is open 24/7, and is called “Healing Chapel.” This doesn't seem to be a regular church, where worship services are held. It only has four short pews which...

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  • Athen's County, Ohio Bicentennial Barn

    The state of Ohio celebarted its bicentennial in 2003, and to help commemorate the even a "Bicentennial Barn" was disignated and painted in each of the states 88 counties. These barns tend to be in higly visible and picturesque settings, and the Athens County Bicentennial Barn is no exception. You will find it facing west along U.S. Hwy. 50, about...

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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